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State budget full of intrigue — and political strategies

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 31, 2013

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie heads into the most critical time of this legislative session with the big question unresolved: How much will public worker pay raises cost?</p>
<p>The teachers and Abercrombie appear to have solved the first part of that question by preparing a contract that includes two 3.2 percent pay increases and other incentives worth an estimated $320 million over the life of the four-year contract.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie heads into the most critical time of this legislative session with the big question unresolved: How much will public worker pay raises cost?

The teachers and Abercrombie appear to have solved the first part of that question by preparing a contract that includes two 3.2 percent pay increases and other incentives worth an estimated $320 million over the life of the four-year contract. Login for more...



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